With support from a nearly $1 million gift from the Stanton Foundation, Tulane Law School will launch a new law clinic dedicated to First Amendment rights, Dean David Meyer announced.
The gift will cover the full operating costs of the new clinic for five years and enable the law school to hire a new faculty member to lead the clinic.
Once in operation, the clinic will represent clients seeking to vindicate First Amendment rights of speech, of the press, to petition and of assembly under the supervision of faculty mentors.
“This is an exceptional opportunity to extend Tulane’s signature strength in clinical education, while leveraging our faculty’s leading expertise in the First Amendment and serving vital community needs,” Meyer said. “We’re grateful to the Stanton Foundation for partnering with Tulane in making this possible.”